Kevin Hart is set as host and executive producer of TKO: Total Knock Out, the obstacle-course competition series with a twist that’s coming to CBS in the summer. It hails from Survivor EP Mark Burnett and MGM Television.
The 10-episode hourlong series formerly known as TKO features one player racing through daunting obstacles while four other contestants are manning battle stations along the course, firing over-the-top projectiles in an attempt to knock them off and slow them down. It’s an “us versus them” scenario, with the top two players advancing to the final showdown to face off for a cash prize.
“This show is perfectly aligned with my global brand,” Hart said. “The minute Mark Burnett pitched me, I got it and we decided to work together. This show has the potential to make me look tall.”
Actor-comedian Hart is hot off the boxoffice success of Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle and is on a stand-up world tour. He next stars in the feature Night School with Tiffany Haddish, which he also co-wrote and produced and hits theaters September 28. Hart is repped by UTA, 3 Arts Entertainment and Schreck Rose.
TKO: Total Knock Out will be produced by MGM Television and HartBeat Productions and distributed internationally by MGM. Barry Poznick exec produces alongside Burnett and Hart.